Unidentified

Picture ID 135688

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Is this a wolf spider? She’s enormous - I was able to see her coming halfway down the driveway, but had no idea what she was until she got to the porch step.

  • Submitted by: 
    Archer28
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2021
  • Photographed: Apr 3, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Sacramento, California, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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LocalEntomologist

Looks like a fishing spider to me. They get pretty big and this one appears to have babies on her back.

TangledWeb

Wolf Spider plus babies. I don’t know if Fishing Spiders do this. Fishing Spiders have pointy posteriors and their legs are less arched, more splayed.

LittleSlingLover

I agree. The leg lengths and carapace stripe match Alopecosa kochi. https://bugguide.net/node/view/1030885/bgimage

LocalEntomologist

Good to know! The wolf spiders I’ve seen didn’t have that much patterning on their legs, so I assumed fishing spider. Thanks for correcting me.